This recipe has a lot of give and flexibility. You do not have to be exact on the weight of the pork shoulder – it can be more or less. It doesn’t have to be bone-in, either. But the bone does help add nice flavor to the broth! Same with the tomatillos – you don’t have to be right at 1 1/2 pounds. These are just approximate weight suggestions!
This stew gets super thick as it sits in the fridge. It also gets even more delicious! Thin it out with some water before heating it up to get that consistency that you want.
My grocery store only sold MASSIVE cans of hominy. I got it anyway because it was super cheap and I really wanted hominy in the recipe, but if you are against buying a huge can, you can substitute with either regular corn or chickpeas.